Holland America Line is modifying six cruise itineraries that were originally scheduled to visit Russian ports this year. Princess Cruises, meanwhile, is modifying itineraries on 24 cruises that call in St Petersburg, Russia with alternative ports.
For Holland America, replacement ports vary by itinerary, and the five sailings that would have visited St. Petersburg, Russia, will instead call on Baltic ports such as Riga, Latvia; Klaipeda, Lithuania; and Visby, Sweden, while also adding an overnight stay in Stockholm, Sweden. The cruise that was scheduled to visit Vladivostok, Russia, will instead visit Busan (Pusan), South Korea.
Replacement ports will also vary by itinerary for Princess, but will, instead of calling at Russia ports, include popular destinations such as Stockholm, Sweden (overnight call); Visby, Sweden and Gdansk (Gdynia), Poland.
Booked guests and their travel advisors will receive notice of the changes as soon as that process is complete.
The cruise lines will continue to monitor the Russia-Ukraine conflict and make additional changes, if needed. For more information on impacted and canceled Prciness cruises, visit princess.com/plan/impacted-and-cancelled-cruises. For more updates on Holland America, visit hollandamerica.com/en_US/news/impacted-cruises.html.
For updates on other cruise lines’ modified itineraries due to the conflict affecting Ukraine and Russia, visit recommend.com/category/get-inspired/cruise.